Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb diminish

2 senses of diminish

Sense 1
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")
       => change magnitude -- (change in size or magnitude)

Sense 2
diminish, belittle -- (lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues")
       => decrease, lessen, minify -- (make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

Antonyms of adj diminished

4 senses of diminished

Sense 1
diminished, lessened, vitiated, weakened -- (impaired by diminution)

INDIRECT (VIA impaired) -> unimpaired -- (not damaged or diminished in any respect; "his speech remained unimpaired")

Sense 2
atrophied (vs. hypertrophied), wasted, diminished -- ((of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm")


Sense 3
diminished -- ((of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; "a diminished fifth")

INDIRECT (VIA decreased) -> increased -- (made greater in size or amount or degree)

Sense 4
belittled, diminished, small -- (made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small")

INDIRECT (VIA decreased) -> increased -- (made greater in size or amount or degree)

Similarity of adj diminished

4 senses of diminished

Sense 1
diminished, lessened, vitiated, weakened -- (impaired by diminution)
       => impaired (vs. unimpaired) -- (diminished in strength, quality, or utility; "impaired eyesight")

Sense 2
atrophied (vs. hypertrophied), wasted, diminished -- ((of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm")

Sense 3
diminished -- ((of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; "a diminished fifth")
       => decreased (vs. increased), reduced -- (made less in size or amount or degree)

Sense 4
belittled, diminished, small -- (made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small")
       => decreased (vs. increased), reduced -- (made less in size or amount or degree)

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